Thursday, 26 April 2007

New 2008 Lexus LX 570

By Dr Long

Replacing the brawny-looking LX 470, the even-bulkier new LX 570 was unveiled for the North American market recently. With a larger 5.7L V8 and a new sequential 6-speed Auto 'box, this new Lexus luxury SUV promises more power and torque, with emphasis on enhanced off-road capability. A new feature called Crawl Control plus Multi-Terrain ABS ensure proper throttle control and stable composure over rough and uneven off-road paths.

Larger in all dimensions, this new Lexus SUV promises more space, comfort, safety features, luxury amenities and driving pleasure.

The smart and neat-looking 5.7L V8 (as pictured above) is capable of a punchy 381hp and 542Nm worth of torque. Rest assured these figures are more than adequate to drive those monstrous 20-inch wheels all around, via permanent 4WD.

Owing to the sky-high taxes at all levels for a big capacity SUV like the LX 570, it is unlikely that Lexus Malaysia will park one of these (ex-stock) at their flagship showroom floor in Mutiara Damansara, PJ. However, one may spot that occasional few units a couple of years down the road, as reconditioned parellel imports from Japan.

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